Wayne State College

About the Pre-Radiography Program

Radiography is an imaging technique used to view internal structures in the human body. Study radiography and you will make a career out of reading X-rays or computer-generated maps of what’s inside the body. There are many different routes you can go with Radiography degree. Wayne State partners with UNMC to offer an excellent education in radiography. 

The four routes you can choose from include:

Sample Program of Study


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Fast Facts

Transfer details: This program is set up so you can take prerequisites at WSC before transferring to UNMC (or another school offering a Radiography program) to receive your B.S., if desired. Admission to programs at UNMC is competitive and not guaranteed.

For traditional students pursuing a bachelor’s degree: You will take 60 hours of pre-requisite classes at WSC in order to prepare for UNMC’s general radiography program. Once in the program at UNMC, you will take a licensure exam and earn a B.S. from UNMC. You can then apply for specialty training in CVIT, CT/MRI, DMS, or radiation therapy, and, if accepted, spend extra time at UNMC, receiving a certificate in one of these specialty areas in the end.

For incoming students with an associate’s degree who are NOT pursuing a bachelor’s degree: You will take any needed prerequisite classes at WSC, then go on to UNMC for additional training to earn a specialty certificate in CVIT, CT/MRI, DMS, or radiation therapy. No B.S. is awarded in this case, only a certificate.

Learn more about the radiography program at UNMC

School: Science, Health, and Criminal Justice

Department: Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Grades: C or better needed to begin professional training. Grades of C- are not acceptable.

Scholarships and Aid

In addition to having the region’s most affordable tuition, we offer thousands of dollars in scholarships every year. Learn more about scholarships for the Pre-Radiography program at Wayne State.

Our Focus is Results

Wayne State has the keys to your success and offers just what you need to become well prepared for the real world in the Pre-Radiography program.

Pre-Radiography skills learned

Skills Learned

  • Human anatomy and physiology
  • Introductory zoology
  • Evolutionary processes
  • Biological systems and structures
  • General chemistry and physics
  • Research, data collection, and analysis
  • Modern lab techniques
  • Observation
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving
  • Communication 

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Possible Careers

  • Radiographer
  • Cardiovascular interventional technologist
  • X-ray technician
  • Radiation therapist
  • Sonographer / ultrasound technician
  • Magnetic resonance technologist
  • Radiology technologist
  • Diagnostic imaging specialist
  • Radiologist assistant
  • Medical director / supervisor
  • Nuclear medicine technologist

Radiography Program employers


  • Hospitals and medical clinics
  • Private medical practices
  • Radiology labs
  • Healthcare facilities
  • Medical research facilities
  • Medical equipment companies
  • Government / federal agencies
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Schools and universities

Rural Health Opportunities Program (RHOP)

Pre-Radiography is eligible for RHOP. The only program of its kind in the state of Nebraska, RHOP educates students from rural Nebraska who will return to practice in rural areas of the state. If selected for RHOP, you’ll receive free tuition at Wayne State College and guaranteed admission into the relevant UNMC program.

Learn From the Best

Our faculty are accomplished. Several are highly regarded as experts and have been recognized with notable honors and awards. And with a low student-to-faculty ratio, you'll be sure to receive an excellent education in the Pre-Radiography program.

Outside the Classroom

At Wayne State College, you’ll have opportunities to enhance your education in the Pre-Radiography program by participating in clubs, organizations, activities, and more.

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Clubs and Organizations

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Make a difference in the community while learning skills you can apply toward your future career. Wayne State’s Service-Learning program has received national awards in recognition of outstanding community service, with more than 400 students participating in Service-Learning projects each semester.

Radiography Program opportunities


  • Research, trips, and more – Conduct your own research and present your findings at regional conferences, help judge at the Junior Academy of Science Fairs, and visit area science labs.
  • Peer tutoring and mentoring programs – Help fellow students master their courses and improve their skills, or be part of a support system for new students, all while gaining valuable experience for your resume.
Pre-Radiography program internships


Internships are not required for the Radiography program at Wayne State College, as these are typically completed in your final years of professional school for degree completion. However, Career Services is available to help you find job opportunities if you are looking for field-related work experience.

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